new install, error when connecting, "BYE Fatal Error: can't write proc file"

Mark Nernberg marknernberg at
Mon May 23 16:53:37 EDT 2005

Ok.  I got the issues with compile_et & com_err worked out (by
specifying --with-com-err=/usr/local/dist/cyrus-imapd-2.2.10 in

Now that its compiled, I need to test it (duh!).

When connecting via telnet to localhost 143, I get the following:

# telnet localhost 143
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
* BYE Fatal error: can't write proc file
Connection closed by foreign host.

Having Googled this, I noted that there is a prior posting to the list
(from Dec.2004), but it went unanswered.

Any/all help is MOST appreciated!  I need to get this up & running
fairly quickly, so time is running out.


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